ALDERSON SET TO JOIN GREAT BRITAIN NATIONAL U20 TEAM
by posted 12/21/2019
London, GB- The GBL Boston Jr. Bruins are proud to announce the selection of forward Mason Alderson to Team Great Britain for the 2020 World Under-20 Championships Division II Group A in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Alderson played youth hockey for the Guildford Firestars U16, Chelmsford Tomahawks U15, Chelmsford Mohawks U18, Guildford Phoenix U18, and Guildford Fire Kings U20 before moving to the States.
He arrived in the USA for the 2018-19 season, where he played for the Islanders Hockey Club of the USPHL National Collegiate Development Conference.
The London native has suited up for his country on three previous occasions. He played his first international tournament in the 2018 World Under-18 Championships Division II Group A, scoring nine points (six goals, three assists) in five games and led Team Great Britain to promotion. Individually, he was the tournament’s leading goal scorer and was named the best forward in the tournament and the team’s best player.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” stated Alderson. “It’s always a different feeling when you put on the uniform of your national team. It’s a great honor to represent your country.”
In the 2019 Division I Group B tournament, he served as the team captain and finished the event with five points (three goals, two assists) in as many games. He also skated in the 2019 World Under-20 Championships Division II Group A, tallying six points (one goal, five assists) in five games as the Brits captured the bronze medal.
“It will be a tough tournament this year, but we’re hoping to come home with a medal,” said Alderson. “A couple of the boys from last year’s team moved up, so I know I’ll have more of a leadership role with the team this year despite being one of the younger players.”
Alderson joined the GBL Bruins 18-and-under team at the end of September and split time with the Bruins and the Berwick Academy varsity soccer team. He is currently a member of the Berwick varsity hockey team.
“I didn’t know much about him at all, but [Berwick Academy head coach] Jeoff Jarnot was raving about him” stated 18U head coach Bret Tyler. “Even when he came right from his soccer games, he played well. He was a game-changer and gave us a huge boost when he was in the lineup.
“He made plays, scored some big goals, and was very strong on the puck and in the corners,” noted Tyler. “He fit in with the other guys really well and he gave us everything he had. He was a great addition to the team.”
The tournament will be contested from January 6-12.
Marlboro, MA- Despite a tremendous effort and excellent goaltending by Connor Hasley, the GBL Boston Jr. Bruins 18-and-under team saw its season come to an end as they fell to Top Gun/ NEFPHL Selects in the opening round of the 2019 Massachusetts State Hockey Tournament.
The goaltenders matched each other save for save until Top Gun slipped on by Hasley with 2:37 remaining in the opening period.
Neither team was able to get onto the board in the second period.
Top Gun made it 2-0 at the 5:38 mark of the final period.
With twelve minutes remaining, Andrew Noel ripped a shot from the point that escaped the goaltender and cut the deficit in half.
Hasley skated to the bench for an extra attacker with 1:30 remaining, but Top Gun iced the game with an empty net goal with 1:14 left.
The GBL Boston Jr. Bruins congratulate the players on an excellent season and wishes all of them the best of luck in the upcoming prep season.
Marlboro, MA- Eamon Connaughton scored a goal and added an assist, but the GBL Boston Jr. Bruins 16-and-under team saw its season come to an end with a 4-2 loss to the Minuteman Flames in the opening round of the Massachusetts State Hockey Tournament.
Connaughton opened the scoring midway through the opening period when he took a pass from Carter Rugg along the right wing and fired it past the Flames goalie.
Dylan LaMonica put the 16U’s up by two with 5:20 remaining in the period when he knocked in a pass from Joey Borelli. Connaughton was also credited with an assist.
Just 16 seconds later, the Flames found a crack in goaltender Ryan Dailida and cut the lead in half.
The Flames tied the game with 13:39 left in the second period.
The Flames took the lead just over six minutes into the final period and made it a two-goal game with 2:28 on the clock.
The GBL Boston Jr. Bruins congratulate the players on an excellent season and wishes all of them the best of luck in the upcoming scholastic season.
Dorchester, MA- Chris Dowd had a goal and an assist and Brice Bollman added two helpers to lead the GBL Boston Jr. Bruins 18-and-under team to a 4-1 win over Top Gun on Sunday afternoon.
Veeti Kohvakka and his Top Gun counterpart kept the teams off the board for the entire first period.
It wasn’t until Zach Whitehead ripped a pass from Brice Bollman with 7:14 left in the second that the scoreless tie was broken.
Chris Dowd made it 2-0 when Adam Shuchart sent him a pass from the right wing and he skated around the slot and fired the puck home with 5:18 remaining in the game.
Tyler Gaulin put the 18U’s up by three when Dowd hit him in the slot and he shot it past the goalie with 3:26 to play.
Fifty six seconds later, Jack Ring scored from Brice Bollman to make it 4-0.
Top Gun spoiled Kohvakka’s shutout bid with seven seconds remaining.
The GBL Boston Bruins will be in action next weekend at the 2019 Massachusetts Hockey State Tournament at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro, MA. The game time and opponent will be determined in the coming week.
Dorchester, MA- Aidan Tripp scored a goal and tallied an assist, but the GBL Boston Jr. Bruins 16-and-under team fell to Top Gun on Sunday afternoon.
Goaltender Andrew Webb kept the visitors off the board until Top Gun lit the lamp with 5:09 to go in the opening period.
Top Gun made it 2-0 just 28 seconds into the second period.
With 15:14 remaining in the period, Luke O’Sullivan took a shot into traffic from the point. After arcing toward the net, Tripp knocked it down and it bounced past the Top Gun goalie to cut the deficit in half.
Dominic Murphy tied the game with 11:21 to go in the frame when he took a pass from Tripp, faked skating around the net, and tucked it over the line.
Top Gun regained the lead when they scored with 9:09 remaining. A pair of power play goals, one with 6:36 on the clock and another with 4:29 to go, accounted for the final score.
The GBL Boston Jr. Bruins await their placement in the 2019 Massachusetts State Hockey Championship Tournament. The event begins on Friday and will take place at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro, MA.
Dorchester, MA- Reese Farrell and Tyler Gaulin each scored second period goals to pace the GBL Boston Jr. Bruins 18-and-under team to a 2-2 tie with the Boston Jr. Eagles.
Goaltender Connor Hasley and his Eagles counterpart kept the teams off the board throughout the first period.
Farrell put the 18U’s on the board at 2:51 of the second period when Mason Alderson fed him the puck from the right corner and he banged it home.
“It was really good for Reese [Farrell] to get that first goal because once they get rolling, they'll keep rolling,” stated Hasley. “They just have so much skill and we kept that to a minimum. When he buried that goal, it stopped their momentum.”
Less than a minute later, Andrew Noel dished the puck to Tyler Gaulin, who wheeled around the zone and buried it from the slot.
The Eagles, however, cut the lead to one goal with 5:14 remaining in the second.
Another Eagles goal, this one with 8:50 left in the third period, accounted for the final score, though both teams had their chances to jump ahead in the remaining minutes.
“We've been struggling with injuries and it's been hard to play with such a short bench,” noted Hasley. “I'd rather have a win, but against this team, we'll take a tie. The boys gave their best effort and that's all you can do.”
The 18U’s close out the regular season tomorrow at the Devine Memorial Rink in Dorchester against Top Gun. The puck drops at 2:00 PM.
Marlboro, MA- The GBL Boston Jr. Bruins 16-and-under team fell to Team Illinois 6-2 on Saturday night.
Eamon Connaughton got the 16U’s on the board first when he took a pass from Carter Patterson, bombed down the right wing, and rifled the puck past the TI goalie with 11:53 remaining in the opening period.
Team Illinois tied the game with 9:36 left in the frame with a shorthanded goal and took the lead with 6:11 on the clock.
TI netted two goals early in the second to take a commanding 4-1 lead and got another one with 4:46 left in the period.
Carter Rugg bagged a power play goal 1:51 into the third period with assists from Joey Borelli and Aidan Tripp to pull the 16U’s within three.
Team Illinois rounded out the scoring with 1:43 left in the game.
The 16U’s finish the Beantown Fall Classic tomorrow with a tilt against the New Jersey Colonials. Game time is 1:00 PM.
A Tradition of Success- Boston Jr. Bruin Alum David Warsofsky
by Jr Bruins posted 02/19/2014
Jr Bruins alum David Warsofsky at home again in a Bruins sweater.
The Boston Jr. Bruins have experienced unparalleled success as a program, winning a number of State Championships as well as USA Hockey National Championships. Many of our players have been able to build upon the success they have achieved as members of the Jr Bruins organization and take their talents to the next level. Do you have what it takes to continue the tradition? Join us and you will find out. A Tradition of Success